Originally Posted by getafewliv
It will have to be a lot of custom work and it will not be cheap. Have people done it? Yes. Is it easy? No.
Is there anything specific about the stock head unit that you don't like or feel the need to change?
If you are going to change the sound system, you will have to go all out to make it worth it.
I have 2 subs and an amp added to my stock system and I find it sounds great.
If I had to choose a single feature that I do not like about the stock headunit would be that it does not support bluetooth audio streaming. That being said, that reason alone is not even close to being worth it to customize everything just for that. There are so many features that the 8000nex has that would make it completely worth it IMO. Bluetooth connectivity, capacitative touch screen (or whatever it's called), video player, multiple usb ports for connecting audio usb drives or phone for better audio quality (and to charge my phone at the same time). Those are just to name a few. I could go on and on about this headunit lol.
I am already planning on spending 6k when i decide to pull the trigger. And that will be when I save 6k
If custom work is what needs to be done in order to put this headunit in, I would be willing to do it within reason. If it's going to cost me another 3 grand, I dont think it would necessarily be worth it. What kind of custom work would need to be done? I was thinking of maybe replacing the cd slot and buttons down there by the ash tray with aftermarket A/C controls so I wouldn't even need to incorporate the A/C controls with the headunit. Is that kind of what you were thinking?
Thanks for the response. Got me pointed in the right direction so far I think. Any more help would be just as appreciated.